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    Yesterday, I Tasted Freedom

    So yesterday we went to a birthday party. We’ve all been there. We pack everything up and just pray that our kids cooperate. Theres always the risk of either child turning into a stage 5 clinger and permanently attaching themselves to your leg or the more expensive risk of them disappearing and getting very quiet which can only mean one thing.  Something has been broken or stained…. Then there’s the normal diapers, potty trips, food plates, treat plates, snack plates, face wipes, “did he just touch that with frosting on his hands!?” stuff. Thankfully! None of that bad stuff happened yesterday. Yesterday, I had two independent kids who played well…

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    Chilly boredom

    So Friends is on Netflix now! That’s like the greatest thing since Nsync announced their reunion tour! Yeah, forgot about that one didn’t ya!? I love Friends! I feel like they are my friends. Life is good. I suppose that is my little bit of Paradise for today! 🙂 Has anyone else gone outside to get the mail this week and legitimately thought your nose was going to chip off your face? Holy crap it is cold out there! Thank God for the new toys from Christmas! The kids are going crazy. We’ve kept things interesting with blanket forts in the living room, Wax paper ice skating on the carpet…

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    Good deal alert!

    Hey everybody! I was just looking at one of my favorite spots to find good deals, Slickdeals.net, and I found a great one! A Jawbone UP band for $30! I’ve been wearing one recently and it has been really eye opening to see my activity and sleep patterns every day. If you are trying to set new activity or even sleep goals for 2015, this is a great way to keep track of it all. Check it out! Click that link below. Yes it’s a safe link.  It’s just Best Buy. Jawbone UP band (<— yup, that link) ***EDIT*** It seems that the UP bands I linked to sold out pretty…

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    The break

    Christmas with kids is always a little crazy.  You are either packing them up over and over again to visit multiple family locations or you are hosting Christmas and inviting everyone, along with their Santa sacks full of toys, into your home. Either way it’s madness. Fun, but seriously, madness. This time of year makes us miss Hawaii a lot. Not for the sunny warm days or trees that still hold their foliage. We miss it for the sweet un-chaotic nature of that time. We really missed our family but we had such a wonderful time on that island over the holidays. We spent Christmas Eve morning on a whale…

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    Staying home…

    My kids are beautiful, sweet, wonderful little people…. Where’s the “but” right? Here it is: BUT sometimes, I just want to run out the door! Don’t get me wrong. I love staying home with my kids 99….errr 89% of the time. I love being a stay at home mom. I mean, what a rare opportunity to be able to be with my kids all day every day. What a blessing. Here’s another one: BUT it is really taxing to have two little humans be so dependent on you 24/7. Even when Justin is home, they still ask me for everything. Probably just out of habit from doing it the rest…

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    The last minute gift

    So, if you’re like me, you still have a lot of christmas shopping to do. With under two weeks left until the big day things are getting a little hectic. Christmas parties, birthday parties, holiday activities, and more all fill up our calendar while we still try to maintain the normal to dos. I have found a few cool sites with some ideas and thought I’d share them. 1.) First, Amazon is having a Twelve Days of Christmas countdown. They are offering deals every day in a different category. We have utilized Amazon a lot already and have taken advantage of some crazy cheap pricing. 2.) Second, You could go the homemade…

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    Christmas Magic

    Anyone else feel like they are constantly redecorating their Christmas tree? Toddlers are worse than cats (from what I hear) with robbing the tree of it’s lovely decorations! Every time I turn around there is yet another ornament on the floor or I spot Hudson running full speed toward the toilet with one! What is it about little boys and the toilet!? Other than toilet shenanigans, we have been busy enjoying the holidays. We’ve had our decorations up and Christmas music blasting (Check out the Pentatonix new album, It’s our fav!) since before Thanksgiving but we decided to visit the place where Christmas is exploding from every angle. Frankenmuth! We…

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    Melissa and Doug sale!

    Just an FYI, There’s a ton of Melissa and Doug stuff for 50% off on Amazon for their Cyber Monday deals. I just bought a bunch of stuff for Hudson for Xmas. Thought I’d share! Here’s a link to all of them but the Melissa and Doug stuff is the first choice I think. Shop Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Week  

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    Tuesdays with Hudson

    Tuesdays and Thursdays are a little crazy over here. I swear there is something in the air on these mornings that makes Lucy want to sleep in later and move more slowly. This usually is not a big deal. We have a very loose structure over here which usually allows for happy mornings and happy kids. School days, though, are a little tricky. So it usually goes like this… -Wake up Lucy at 8:15 -Wake up Lucy again at 8:30 -Bribe Lucy to come downstairs and eat breakfast because at this point it’s almost 8:45 and we need to be out the door by 9:20 at the latest. -Feed breakfast…

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    Still stuffed!

    Oh boy! Hosting a holiday is hard work! We just hosted Thanksgiving for the first time over here at the Day house. That means it was my first solo turkey… Boy brining is fun! haha No. No it’s not fun for a 22 pound turkey BUT it did make a nice moist turkey. Just a little pointer to anyone out there looking to brine their turkey next year or next week for those of you taking advantage of the half off turkey deals… A brined turkey cooks a hell of a lot faster than a non brined turkey. My 22 pound turkey cooked in 3 1/2 hours.. It was supposed…